Library Winter Film Series

Friday, January 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 31, 2014

Fridays, Jan. 10-31, 7pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth Street
 
Movie Man Nick Alphin, an Academy Award nominee and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, selects the films for these series and introduces them with insight and humor. Please join us!
 
Twentieth Century
Fri., Jan. 10, 7pm
This screwball comedy stars John Barrymore as a Broadway impresario and Carole Lombard as one of his protégés. Though his career tanks when she leaves him for Hollywood stardom, their chance meeting on the 20th Century Limited, a train traveling from Chicago to New York, could change the trajectory of their lives. Directed by Howard Hawks; won 2011 National Film Registry award. (Not Rated, 91 mins., 1934)
 
The Fugitive
Fri., Jan. 17, 7pm
Based on the TV series, this riveting thriller stars Harrison Ford as a respected surgeon wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. He survives a harrowing accident on the way to prison, escapes, and becomes a fugitive trying to find the real killer. A team of US Marshals led by a hardcore deputy marshal (Tommy Lee Jones) relentlessly pursues the fugitive. Won 1 Oscar, nominated for 6 more. (PG-13, 130 mins., 1993)
 
Hotel for Dogs
Fri., Jan. 24, 7pm
For dog lovers of all ages, this heart-warming comedy stars Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin as orphans who hide their dog at an abandoned hotel. Transforming the hotel into a paradise for dogs, they take in all the local strays but the barking alerts animal control. The two animal lovers must call on all their assets to save the secret shelter. Both young actors were nomi­nated for a Young Artist award. (PG, 100 mins., 2009)
 
Hondo
Fri., Jan. 31, 7pm
Based on a Louis L’Amour short story, this Western stars John Wayne as Hondo, a dispatch rider for the Cavalry. He discovers a frontier woman (Geraldine Page) and her young son living alone in hostile Apache territory and becomes their protector. After some violent encounters, Hondo accompanies the woman and her son out of the territory. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (PG, 83 mins., 1953)
 
Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 x21 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2nd Sundays, 2-3pm, at the library. Free and open to all.
Jan. 12 -- Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers
Free live performances at the Library; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.

Library Winter Film Series

Friday, January 17, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 31, 2014

Fridays, Jan. 10-31, 7pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth Street
 
Movie Man Nick Alphin, an Academy Award nominee and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, selects the films for these series and introduces them with insight and humor. Please join us!
 
Twentieth Century
Fri., Jan. 10, 7pm
This screwball comedy stars John Barrymore as a Broadway impresario and Carole Lombard as one of his protégés. Though his career tanks when she leaves him for Hollywood stardom, their chance meeting on the 20th Century Limited, a train traveling from Chicago to New York, could change the trajectory of their lives. Directed by Howard Hawks; won 2011 National Film Registry award. (Not Rated, 91 mins., 1934)
 
The Fugitive
Fri., Jan. 17, 7pm
Based on the TV series, this riveting thriller stars Harrison Ford as a respected surgeon wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. He survives a harrowing accident on the way to prison, escapes, and becomes a fugitive trying to find the real killer. A team of US Marshals led by a hardcore deputy marshal (Tommy Lee Jones) relentlessly pursues the fugitive. Won 1 Oscar, nominated for 6 more. (PG-13, 130 mins., 1993)
 
Hotel for Dogs
Fri., Jan. 24, 7pm
For dog lovers of all ages, this heart-warming comedy stars Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin as orphans who hide their dog at an abandoned hotel. Transforming the hotel into a paradise for dogs, they take in all the local strays but the barking alerts animal control. The two animal lovers must call on all their assets to save the secret shelter. Both young actors were nomi­nated for a Young Artist award. (PG, 100 mins., 2009)
 
Hondo
Fri., Jan. 31, 7pm
Based on a Louis L’Amour short story, this Western stars John Wayne as Hondo, a dispatch rider for the Cavalry. He discovers a frontier woman (Geraldine Page) and her young son living alone in hostile Apache territory and becomes their protector. After some violent encounters, Hondo accompanies the woman and her son out of the territory. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (PG, 83 mins., 1953)
 
Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 x21 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Library Winter Film Series

Friday, January 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 31, 2014

Fridays, Jan. 10-31, 7pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth Street
 
Movie Man Nick Alphin, an Academy Award nominee and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, selects the films for these series and introduces them with insight and humor. Please join us!
 
Twentieth Century
Fri., Jan. 10, 7pm
This screwball comedy stars John Barrymore as a Broadway impresario and Carole Lombard as one of his protégés. Though his career tanks when she leaves him for Hollywood stardom, their chance meeting on the 20th Century Limited, a train traveling from Chicago to New York, could change the trajectory of their lives. Directed by Howard Hawks; won 2011 National Film Registry award. (Not Rated, 91 mins., 1934)
 
The Fugitive
Fri., Jan. 17, 7pm
Based on the TV series, this riveting thriller stars Harrison Ford as a respected surgeon wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. He survives a harrowing accident on the way to prison, escapes, and becomes a fugitive trying to find the real killer. A team of US Marshals led by a hardcore deputy marshal (Tommy Lee Jones) relentlessly pursues the fugitive. Won 1 Oscar, nominated for 6 more. (PG-13, 130 mins., 1993)
 
Hotel for Dogs
Fri., Jan. 24, 7pm
For dog lovers of all ages, this heart-warming comedy stars Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin as orphans who hide their dog at an abandoned hotel. Transforming the hotel into a paradise for dogs, they take in all the local strays but the barking alerts animal control. The two animal lovers must call on all their assets to save the secret shelter. Both young actors were nomi­nated for a Young Artist award. (PG, 100 mins., 2009)
 
Hondo
Fri., Jan. 31, 7pm
Based on a Louis L’Amour short story, this Western stars John Wayne as Hondo, a dispatch rider for the Cavalry. He discovers a frontier woman (Geraldine Page) and her young son living alone in hostile Apache territory and becomes their protector. After some violent encounters, Hondo accompanies the woman and her son out of the territory. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (PG, 83 mins., 1953)
 
Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 x21 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Library Winter Film Series

Friday, January 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until January 31, 2014

Fridays, Jan. 10-31, 7pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth Street
 
Movie Man Nick Alphin, an Academy Award nominee and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, selects the films for these series and introduces them with insight and humor. Please join us!
 
Twentieth Century
Fri., Jan. 10, 7pm
This screwball comedy stars John Barrymore as a Broadway impresario and Carole Lombard as one of his protégés. Though his career tanks when she leaves him for Hollywood stardom, their chance meeting on the 20th Century Limited, a train traveling from Chicago to New York, could change the trajectory of their lives. Directed by Howard Hawks; won 2011 National Film Registry award. (Not Rated, 91 mins., 1934)
 
The Fugitive
Fri., Jan. 17, 7pm
Based on the TV series, this riveting thriller stars Harrison Ford as a respected surgeon wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. He survives a harrowing accident on the way to prison, escapes, and becomes a fugitive trying to find the real killer. A team of US Marshals led by a hardcore deputy marshal (Tommy Lee Jones) relentlessly pursues the fugitive. Won 1 Oscar, nominated for 6 more. (PG-13, 130 mins., 1993)
 
Hotel for Dogs
Fri., Jan. 24, 7pm
For dog lovers of all ages, this heart-warming comedy stars Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin as orphans who hide their dog at an abandoned hotel. Transforming the hotel into a paradise for dogs, they take in all the local strays but the barking alerts animal control. The two animal lovers must call on all their assets to save the secret shelter. Both young actors were nomi­nated for a Young Artist award. (PG, 100 mins., 2009)
 
Hondo
Fri., Jan. 31, 7pm
Based on a Louis L’Amour short story, this Western stars John Wayne as Hondo, a dispatch rider for the Cavalry. He discovers a frontier woman (Geraldine Page) and her young son living alone in hostile Apache territory and becomes their protector. After some violent encounters, Hondo accompanies the woman and her son out of the territory. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (PG, 83 mins., 1953)
 
Free and open to the public.
Questions? 360-293-1910 x21 or library.cityofanacortes.org.

Turn Your Story into a Book

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Turn Your Story into a Book: Self-Publishing/Indie for Print or eBooks Wed., Feb. 5, 7pm. Free at the Library Armchair ePublishing owners Karla and Tony Locke explain how to tell your story electronically or in print. They cover the different publishing options -- traditional, vanity, small press, and indie- or self-publishing -- plus ebooks and print-on-demand.

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sunday Jazz Hour
2nd Sundays, 2-3pm. Feb. 9 -- Swing Nuts
Free live performances at the Library; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.

Music at the Library

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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MUSIC RECITALS - Sun., Mar. 16, 2-2:30pm & Tues., Mar. 18, 6:30-7pm
Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

At the library, free and open to all.

Local Music Roundtable Discussion 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 pm
Anacortes Public Library
1220 Tenth Street
 
The Anacortes Public Library's Manieri Endowment invites all those involved in local music to a second round-table discussion of ways to promote and foster the love, performance and production of all forms of local music.
 
Much has been accomplished since our first roundtable (10/25/12), and there is still much to be done to help each other. What’s already happening, and what projects, equipment or facilities would be beneficial to all?
 
Come meet each other and see what will grow:
Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 pm
Anacortes Public Library meeting room
Questions? Contact:
Chris Terrell (Heart of Anacortes and How it Works) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Annette Woolsey (Library Jazz & Swing Endowment committee member) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Music at the Library

Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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MUSIC RECITALS - Sun., Mar. 16, 2-2:30pm & Tues., Mar. 18, 6:30-7pm
Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

At the library, free and open to all.

Skagit Jazz Night

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Fourth annual Skagit Jazz Night, featuring the Skagit All-Star HS Jazz Band at Brodniak Hall on the AHS campus. Doors open at 5:30pm, with show at 6:00pm. Please bring canned fods for Osio.

Choir Concert

Friday, April 25, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cantabile of Skagit Valley presents 'Pastorale: a Choral Feast of Spring' at United Methodist Church in Anacortes

Library Spring Film Series

Friday, May 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 23, 2014

SPRING FILM SERIES
Fridays, May 2-23, 7pm. At the Library. Free and open to all.
Hosted by Movie Man Nick Alphin with humor and insight:
 
May 2, Memphis Belle — This action drama, based loosely on actual WWII events, stars Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, and Harry Connick Jr. in his film debut. The ten American crewmen of B-17 bomber Memphis Belle face their perilous final mission over Germany, hoping to become the first B-17 crew to complete a full combat tour intact. (PG-13, 1990, 107 mins.)
 
May 9, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir — This romantic fantasy, based on a 1945 British novel, stars Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison as an unlikely twosome. In 1900, young widow Lucy Muir discovers that her seaside cottage is haunted by the ghost of former owner Captain Gregg. She accepts his presence and they form a deep bond that serves both well. (NR, 1947, 104 mins.; nominated for an Oscar)
 
May 16, Bullitt — Based on the novel Mute Witness, this action thriller stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. San Francisco police lieutenant Frank Bullitt is assigned to provide protection for a special witness against the mob. Assassination attempts, a high speed chase through the Bay Area, and good detective work ensue. (PG, 1968, 114 mins.; won an Oscar)
 
May 23, A Man for All Seasons — This historical drama stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More, the ultimate man of conscience. As Lord Chancellor of England and a devout Catholic, More opposes King Henry VIII's attempt to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. When the King breaks with the Catholic Church in 1534, More resigns his service and is charged with high treason. (NR, 1966, 120 mins.; won six Oscars)

Library Spring Film Series

Friday, May 9, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 23, 2014

SPRING FILM SERIES
Fridays, May 2-23, 7pm. At the Library. Free and open to all.
Hosted by Movie Man Nick Alphin with humor and insight:
 
May 2, Memphis Belle — This action drama, based loosely on actual WWII events, stars Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, and Harry Connick Jr. in his film debut. The ten American crewmen of B-17 bomber Memphis Belle face their perilous final mission over Germany, hoping to become the first B-17 crew to complete a full combat tour intact. (PG-13, 1990, 107 mins.)
 
May 9, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir — This romantic fantasy, based on a 1945 British novel, stars Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison as an unlikely twosome. In 1900, young widow Lucy Muir discovers that her seaside cottage is haunted by the ghost of former owner Captain Gregg. She accepts his presence and they form a deep bond that serves both well. (NR, 1947, 104 mins.; nominated for an Oscar)
 
May 16, Bullitt — Based on the novel Mute Witness, this action thriller stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. San Francisco police lieutenant Frank Bullitt is assigned to provide protection for a special witness against the mob. Assassination attempts, a high speed chase through the Bay Area, and good detective work ensue. (PG, 1968, 114 mins.; won an Oscar)
 
May 23, A Man for All Seasons — This historical drama stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More, the ultimate man of conscience. As Lord Chancellor of England and a devout Catholic, More opposes King Henry VIII's attempt to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. When the King breaks with the Catholic Church in 1534, More resigns his service and is charged with high treason. (NR, 1966, 120 mins.; won six Oscars)

Sunday Jazz at the Library

Sunday, May 11, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR. 2nd Sundays, 2-3pm. At the library. Free
May 11 -- Dmitri Matheny - Free live performances at the Library; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.

Library Spring Film Series

Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 23, 2014

SPRING FILM SERIES
Fridays, May 2-23, 7pm. At the Library. Free and open to all.
Hosted by Movie Man Nick Alphin with humor and insight:
 
May 2, Memphis Belle — This action drama, based loosely on actual WWII events, stars Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, and Harry Connick Jr. in his film debut. The ten American crewmen of B-17 bomber Memphis Belle face their perilous final mission over Germany, hoping to become the first B-17 crew to complete a full combat tour intact. (PG-13, 1990, 107 mins.)
 
May 9, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir — This romantic fantasy, based on a 1945 British novel, stars Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison as an unlikely twosome. In 1900, young widow Lucy Muir discovers that her seaside cottage is haunted by the ghost of former owner Captain Gregg. She accepts his presence and they form a deep bond that serves both well. (NR, 1947, 104 mins.; nominated for an Oscar)
 
May 16, Bullitt — Based on the novel Mute Witness, this action thriller stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. San Francisco police lieutenant Frank Bullitt is assigned to provide protection for a special witness against the mob. Assassination attempts, a high speed chase through the Bay Area, and good detective work ensue. (PG, 1968, 114 mins.; won an Oscar)
 
May 23, A Man for All Seasons — This historical drama stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More, the ultimate man of conscience. As Lord Chancellor of England and a devout Catholic, More opposes King Henry VIII's attempt to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. When the King breaks with the Catholic Church in 1534, More resigns his service and is charged with high treason. (NR, 1966, 120 mins.; won six Oscars)

Library Spring Film Series

Friday, May 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 23, 2014

SPRING FILM SERIES
Fridays, May 2-23, 7pm. At the Library. Free and open to all.
Hosted by Movie Man Nick Alphin with humor and insight:
 
May 2, Memphis Belle — This action drama, based loosely on actual WWII events, stars Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, and Harry Connick Jr. in his film debut. The ten American crewmen of B-17 bomber Memphis Belle face their perilous final mission over Germany, hoping to become the first B-17 crew to complete a full combat tour intact. (PG-13, 1990, 107 mins.)
 
May 9, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir — This romantic fantasy, based on a 1945 British novel, stars Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison as an unlikely twosome. In 1900, young widow Lucy Muir discovers that her seaside cottage is haunted by the ghost of former owner Captain Gregg. She accepts his presence and they form a deep bond that serves both well. (NR, 1947, 104 mins.; nominated for an Oscar)
 
May 16, Bullitt — Based on the novel Mute Witness, this action thriller stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. San Francisco police lieutenant Frank Bullitt is assigned to provide protection for a special witness against the mob. Assassination attempts, a high speed chase through the Bay Area, and good detective work ensue. (PG, 1968, 114 mins.; won an Oscar)
 
May 23, A Man for All Seasons — This historical drama stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More, the ultimate man of conscience. As Lord Chancellor of England and a devout Catholic, More opposes King Henry VIII's attempt to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. When the King breaks with the Catholic Church in 1534, More resigns his service and is charged with high treason. (NR, 1966, 120 mins.; won six Oscars)

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, June 8, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR
2nd Sundays, 2-3pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St. free.
June 8 – Susan Pascal
Free live performance at Heart of Anacortes, 4th and O, weather permitting; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.

Acoustic Music Recitals

Sunday, June 15, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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ACOUSTIC MUSIC RECITALS
Sun., June 15, 2-2:30pm & Tues., June 17, 6:30-7pm at the library. free.
Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Acoustic Music Recitals

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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ACOUSTIC MUSIC RECITALS
Sun., June 15, 2-2:30pm & Tues., June 17, 6:30-7pm at the library. free.
Soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.u

SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR

Sunday, July 13, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR. 2nd Sundays, 2-3pm
July 13 -- Trish Hatley with Hans & Phil
Aug. 10 -- Up Town Low Down Band
Free live performance at Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth Street, weather permitting; details at jazzatthelibrary.com. Free and open to the public.

Samish Island Arts Festival.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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18th Annual Samish Island Arts Festival. The date is Saturday, July 26, from 10-4 p.m., featuring over 30 original artists, locally sourced seafood and baked goods by the Edison Cafe, live acoustical music all day and a kids crafts table. This is our 18th annual festival to showcase the friendliness and community spirit of Samish Island. The venue address is: Samish Island Community Center, 11292 Blue Heron Rd, Bow, WA 98232. Visit our website to learn more our community events and past festivals held here.

An-O-Chords performances

Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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This July 26th and 27th the An-O-Chords will put on their 59th Annual Show at Broadniak Hall.  We will have two performances on Saturday;  at 1:30 PM and 7:30PM. This is a 59-year tradition, is one of the most colorful Barbershop shows in the country. The An-O-Chords have a well-deserved reputation for hosting the best quartets available for this show.  The Annual Show is always the last full weekend of the July. 

On Sunday the 27th, Join Us for a day in beautiful Washington Park for a day of fantastic food and barbershop singing. Starting at noon you can feast on a meal of BBQ salmon. Kids can also get a gourmet hot dog. . Be sure to bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a bottle of sunscreen!

An-O-Chords performances

Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This July 26th and 27th the An-O-Chords will put on their 59th Annual Show at Broadniak Hall.  We will have two performances on Saturday;  at 1:30 PM and 7:30PM. This is a 59-year tradition, is one of the most colorful Barbershop shows in the country. The An-O-Chords have a well-deserved reputation for hosting the best quartets available for this show.  The Annual Show is always the last full weekend of the July. 

On Sunday the 27th, Join Us for a day in beautiful Washington Park for a day of fantastic food and barbershop singing. Starting at noon you can feast on a meal of BBQ salmon. Kids can also get a gourmet hot dog. . Be sure to bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a bottle of sunscreen! 12 Noon, Sunday.

SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR

Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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SUNDAY JAZZ HOUR. 2nd Sundays, 2-3pm
July 13 -- Trish Hatley with Hans & Phil
Aug. 10 -- Up Town Low Down Band
Free live performance at Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth Street, weather permitting; details at jazzatthelibrary.com. Free and open to the public.

Seafarers Concert Series: Tubaluba

Friday, August 29, 2014
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Tubaluba plays what theyr calle their brand of Jambalaya brass pop. 7pm at Seafarers Park. Free.

Summer Music Event

Saturday, August 30, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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SUMMER MUSIC EVENT: The Rick Epting Foundation For The Arts’ Summer Music Event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at The Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St., Anacortes. The event will feature a performance by Rivertalk, a silent auction and more. $10 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the Rick Epting Foundation. 360-293-3515 or rickeptingfoundation.org.

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2nd Sundays, 2–3pm
Sun., Sept. 14 – Tubaluba
Free live performance at Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth Street, weather permitting; details at jazzatthelibrary.com. Free.

Fortepiano Folkfest

Sunday, September 14, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 3 PM

Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street, Anacortes

Classical Hits for Violin and Fortepiano Inspired by Folk Music of Austria, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, and Mexico. Part of our Early Music Concert Series

Preconcert Lecture: Professor George Bozarth from University of Washington, Seattle
Fortepianist: Tamara Friedman
Violinist: Cecilia Archuleta

Animation Appreciation

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Animation Appreciation
Wed., Sept. 24, 7pm
Animation enthusiast Andrew Fornos presents a sampling of some of the best animated movies that adults can enjoy; they’re not just for kids anymore! At the Library. Free.

First Friday Gallery Walk

Friday, October 3, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tonight is the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk. Art galleries are open tonight from 6 - 9 pm, many with local artiests available to meet and talk to. More information at their Web site.

Library Fall Film Series

Friday, October 3, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until October 24, 2014

Fall Film Series - Selected and introduced with insight and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. All free and open to the public. At the library.

Horse Soldiers
Fri., Oct. 3, 7pm
John Wayne stars as a Union officer leading a cavalry brigade behind Confederate lines to destroy a railroad supply depot. His plans are complicated by the new regimental surgeon (William Holden) and the mistress of a plantation where the unit is resting. Directed by John Ford; based on the true story of Grierson’s Raid / the Battle of Newton’s Station. (NR, 1959, 115 mins.)

National Velvet
Fri., Oct. 10, 7pm
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor stars as Velvet Brown, a young girl passionate about horses who wins a spirited gelding in a local raffle. Along with a young jockey / trainer played by Mickey Rooney, the two train the horse for the Grand National steeplechase, England’s greatest racing event. Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold; won two Oscars. (G, 1944, 123 mins.)

The Sandlot
Fri., Oct. 17, 7pm
This coming-of-age adventure follows an awkward boy, new to the neighborhood, who wants to join the sandlot baseball team. Despite not knowing how to play, the boy is accepted by the team and enjoys his teammates’ tutelage and camaraderie. But a borrowed autographed baseball forces an encounter with an adversary known as “The Beast.” (PG, 1993, 101 mins.)

Uncle Buck
Fri., Oct. 24, 7pm
In this heart-warming family comedy, John Candy stars as Uncle Buck, a carefree, somewhat unreliable bachelor. When a family crisis occurs, Buck is reluctantly asked to take charge of his brother’s children. Buck soon wins over the younger children with his kooky ways, but it takes his rebellious teenage niece longer to appreciate Buck’s style. (PG, 1989, 100 mins.)

Free Music Together

Friday, October 10, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Free Music Together® Demo Class at FidalgoDanceworks, on Friday Oct. 10, at 11:30am. for Ages 0-5 and Parents/Caregivers. For more info. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,www.musictogether.com

Library Fall Film Series

Friday, October 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until October 24, 2014

Fall Film Series - Selected and introduced with insight and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. All free and open to the public. At the library.

Horse Soldiers
Fri., Oct. 3, 7pm
John Wayne stars as a Union officer leading a cavalry brigade behind Confederate lines to destroy a railroad supply depot. His plans are complicated by the new regimental surgeon (William Holden) and the mistress of a plantation where the unit is resting. Directed by John Ford; based on the true story of Grierson’s Raid / the Battle of Newton’s Station. (NR, 1959, 115 mins.)

National Velvet
Fri., Oct. 10, 7pm
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor stars as Velvet Brown, a young girl passionate about horses who wins a spirited gelding in a local raffle. Along with a young jockey / trainer played by Mickey Rooney, the two train the horse for the Grand National steeplechase, England’s greatest racing event. Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold; won two Oscars. (G, 1944, 123 mins.)

The Sandlot
Fri., Oct. 17, 7pm
This coming-of-age adventure follows an awkward boy, new to the neighborhood, who wants to join the sandlot baseball team. Despite not knowing how to play, the boy is accepted by the team and enjoys his teammates’ tutelage and camaraderie. But a borrowed autographed baseball forces an encounter with an adversary known as “The Beast.” (PG, 1993, 101 mins.)

Uncle Buck
Fri., Oct. 24, 7pm
In this heart-warming family comedy, John Candy stars as Uncle Buck, a carefree, somewhat unreliable bachelor. When a family crisis occurs, Buck is reluctantly asked to take charge of his brother’s children. Buck soon wins over the younger children with his kooky ways, but it takes his rebellious teenage niece longer to appreciate Buck’s style. (PG, 1989, 100 mins.)

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sunday Jazz Hour - 2nd Sundays, 2–3pm
Sun., Oct. 12 – Just in Time Jazz Duo
Free live performance at the Library; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.

Library Fall Film Series

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until October 24, 2014

Fall Film Series - Selected and introduced with insight and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. All free and open to the public. At the library.

Horse Soldiers
Fri., Oct. 3, 7pm
John Wayne stars as a Union officer leading a cavalry brigade behind Confederate lines to destroy a railroad supply depot. His plans are complicated by the new regimental surgeon (William Holden) and the mistress of a plantation where the unit is resting. Directed by John Ford; based on the true story of Grierson’s Raid / the Battle of Newton’s Station. (NR, 1959, 115 mins.)

National Velvet
Fri., Oct. 10, 7pm
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor stars as Velvet Brown, a young girl passionate about horses who wins a spirited gelding in a local raffle. Along with a young jockey / trainer played by Mickey Rooney, the two train the horse for the Grand National steeplechase, England’s greatest racing event. Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold; won two Oscars. (G, 1944, 123 mins.)

The Sandlot
Fri., Oct. 17, 7pm
This coming-of-age adventure follows an awkward boy, new to the neighborhood, who wants to join the sandlot baseball team. Despite not knowing how to play, the boy is accepted by the team and enjoys his teammates’ tutelage and camaraderie. But a borrowed autographed baseball forces an encounter with an adversary known as “The Beast.” (PG, 1993, 101 mins.)

Uncle Buck
Fri., Oct. 24, 7pm
In this heart-warming family comedy, John Candy stars as Uncle Buck, a carefree, somewhat unreliable bachelor. When a family crisis occurs, Buck is reluctantly asked to take charge of his brother’s children. Buck soon wins over the younger children with his kooky ways, but it takes his rebellious teenage niece longer to appreciate Buck’s style. (PG, 1989, 100 mins.)

Library Fall Film Series

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until October 24, 2014

Fall Film Series - Selected and introduced with insight and humor by Movie Man Nick Alphin. All free and open to the public. At the library.

Horse Soldiers
Fri., Oct. 3, 7pm
John Wayne stars as a Union officer leading a cavalry brigade behind Confederate lines to destroy a railroad supply depot. His plans are complicated by the new regimental surgeon (William Holden) and the mistress of a plantation where the unit is resting. Directed by John Ford; based on the true story of Grierson’s Raid / the Battle of Newton’s Station. (NR, 1959, 115 mins.)

National Velvet
Fri., Oct. 10, 7pm
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor stars as Velvet Brown, a young girl passionate about horses who wins a spirited gelding in a local raffle. Along with a young jockey / trainer played by Mickey Rooney, the two train the horse for the Grand National steeplechase, England’s greatest racing event. Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold; won two Oscars. (G, 1944, 123 mins.)

The Sandlot
Fri., Oct. 17, 7pm
This coming-of-age adventure follows an awkward boy, new to the neighborhood, who wants to join the sandlot baseball team. Despite not knowing how to play, the boy is accepted by the team and enjoys his teammates’ tutelage and camaraderie. But a borrowed autographed baseball forces an encounter with an adversary known as “The Beast.” (PG, 1993, 101 mins.)

Uncle Buck
Fri., Oct. 24, 7pm
In this heart-warming family comedy, John Candy stars as Uncle Buck, a carefree, somewhat unreliable bachelor. When a family crisis occurs, Buck is reluctantly asked to take charge of his brother’s children. Buck soon wins over the younger children with his kooky ways, but it takes his rebellious teenage niece longer to appreciate Buck’s style. (PG, 1989, 100 mins.)

Skagit Reads

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Skagit Reads: October 2014
The Book/The Issue?Join readers across the county in reading Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty by Mark Winne, while considering the issue of hunger both in our local community and across the U.S.

Graham Kerr, Skagit Reads Speaker. Tues., Oct. 28, 7pm. “Nourish & Delight...Our Future Food?”

At the library. Free & open to the public.

Skagit Reads 2014 - Author Mark Winne

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Skagit Reads 2014 - Author Mark Winne
Tues., Nov. 4, 2:30pm
Mark Winne, author of our Skagit Reads book Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, discusses the issue of hunger in local communities and across the U.S. He will be available to sign books after his presentation. Free. At the Library.

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2nd Sundays, 2–3pm - At the Library
Nov. 9 – No Tonic Press
Free live performance at the Library; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.

Films with Friends: The Whale

Friday, November 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Films with Friends: The Whale – The True Story of Luna.
"THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale - an orca - nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia and turned up alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound. Orcas are social and live with their families all their lives. An orca who gets separated usually just fades away and dies. Luna was alone, but he didn't fade away. There weren't any familiar orcas in Nootka Sound, but there were people, in boats and on the shore. So he started trying to make contact. And people welcomed him, at least most of them. This contact did not turn out to be simple. It was as if we humans weren't ready for him... THE WHALE celebrates the life of a smart, friendly, determined, transcendent being from the other world of the sea who appeared among us like a promise out of the blue: that the greatest secrets in life are still to be discovered." View trailer at http://www.thewhalemovie.com

Old Movies from the Anacortes Museum

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Old Movies from the Anacortes Museum
Wed., Dec. 3, 7pm
Bret Lunsford presents "Anacortes Movie Night," a fun screening of short films shot in and of Anacortes between the 1930s and 1960s, including Marineers’ Pageant parades, Seahawk basketball games, commercial salmon fishing, canneries and shingle mills, Betty Lowman’s BIJABOJI, and the burning of Little Chicago. These shorts are from the archives of the Anacortes Museum and the event is hosted by the Anacortes Museum Foundation. At the library.

Holiday Art Walk

Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chamber Holiday Art Walk  

Friday, December 5th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 6th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend the evening strolling through historic downtown Anacortes enjoying its galleries, shops and restaurants. More than 20 merchants will exhibit the work of local artists including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, music and holiday specials.

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Nutcracker 

December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and December 7 at 2:30 p.m.

AHS Brodniak Hall

Fidalgo DanceWorks presents the classic holiday ballet "The Nutcracker." The cast includes nearly 100 dancers and a special guest from the community as Mother Ginger. 

The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 7, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Nutcracker 

December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and December 7 at 2:30 p.m.

AHS Brodniak Hall

Fidalgo DanceWorks presents the classic holiday ballet "The Nutcracker." The cast includes nearly 100 dancers and a special guest from the community as Mother Ginger. 

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sunday Jazz Hour
2nd Sundays, 2–3pm
Dec. 14 -- Nuages
Free live performance at the Library; details at jazzatthelibrary.com. At the Library
 

 

Community Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Port of Anacortes Community Christmas Concert

December 20, 4:30p.m. and 7:30p.m.

Featuring master violinist Geoffrey Castle and special guests along with the Anacortes Town Crier and Santa Claus.

Film: Funny Face

Friday, January 9, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Funny Face
Fri., Jan. 9, 7pm
Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star in this musical comedy-romance about a shop girl who is discovered by a fashion photographer. Offered a modeling contract, she reluctantly accepts because it involves a trip to Paris with the handsome photographer. Includes George and Ira Gershwin songs from their Broadway musical of the same name. Nominated for 4 Oscars. (Unrated, 1957, 103 mins.) At the library. Free.

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, January 11, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sunday Jazz Hour    
2nd Sunday, 2-3pm
Jan. 11 -- Blues Reunion
Free live performance; details at jazzatthelibrary.com.
At the library. Free
 

Film: The Four Feathers

Friday, January 16, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Four Feathers
Fri., Jan. 16, 7pm
John Clements and Sir Ralph Richardson star in this classic adventure about a British army officer accused of cowardice. Though his fellow officers send him white feathers as a sign of their contempt, he eventually redeems himself through acts of heroism on their behalf. Nominated for 1 Oscar. (Unrated, 1939, 129 mins.) At the library. Free.

Film: The King of Masks

Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The King of Masks
Fri., Jan. 23, 7pm
This Chinese period drama features an aged street performer named Wang who is a master of the art of rapidly changing face masks characteristic of Sichuan opera. Seeking to pass on his art form to a young boy, Wang finds a candidate that has a profound and unexpected effect upon his life. (Unrated, 1996, 101 mins.) At the library. Free
 

An Evening with Composer Conrad Askland

Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An Evening with Composer Conrad Askland
Sat., Jan. 24, 7pm
Composer Conrad Askland discusses his new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, presented at the Lincoln Theater Jan. 30 through Feb. 15. At the library. Free

Film: Witness for the Prosecution

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Witness for the Prosecution
Fri., Jan. 30, 7pm
Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich star in this courtroom “whodunit” based on an Agatha Christie play, directed by the inimitable Billy Wilder. A fabled barrister, defending a man accused of murdering a rich widow, is blindsided when the man’s wife agrees to testify as a witness for the prosecution. (Unrated, 1957, 116 mins.) At the library. Free
 

Gallery Walk

Friday, February 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Month until January 6, 2016

The monthly First Friday Gallery Walk is on the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 9 pm. Most Galleries in the downtown area will be open late, many featuring new works and demonostrations by local artists. 

Sunday Jazz Hour

Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Feb. 8 -- Kareem Kandi Trio
Free live performance; details at jazzatthelibrary.com. At the Library. Free.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, Feb. 15, 2-2:30pm 
3rd Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6:30-7pm
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Skagit Murals & Artists in the Great Depression

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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A lost art treasure by William Cumming was recently discovered in a Skagit County barn -- a Great Depression mural painted in 1941. Anacortes Museum Educator Bret Lunsford explains the renewed interest in New Deal era murals of Skagit County and highlights the "Fishing" mural featured in Anacortes Museum's exhibit "ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: Anacortes in the Great Depression." At the Library.

Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series

Friday, February 20, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2015
Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series 
Fridays, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7pm
Todd Anderson highlights jazz essentials, including influential artists and their contributions; elements of musical style; listening to non-jazz music in a jazz context; and more. Free, thanks to the generosity of the Manieri Jazz Endowment. At the Library. Free.

Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2015
Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series 
Fridays, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7pm
Todd Anderson highlights jazz essentials, including influential artists and their contributions; elements of musical style; listening to non-jazz music in a jazz context; and more. Free, thanks to the generosity of the Manieri Jazz Endowment. At the Library. Free.

Gallery Walk

Friday, March 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Month until January 6, 2016

The monthly First Friday Gallery Walk is on the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 9 pm. Most Galleries in the downtown area will be open late, many featuring new works and demonostrations by local artists. 

Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series

Friday, March 6, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2015
Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series 
Fridays, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7pm
Todd Anderson highlights jazz essentials, including influential artists and their contributions; elements of musical style; listening to non-jazz music in a jazz context; and more. Free, thanks to the generosity of the Manieri Jazz Endowment. At the Library. Free.

Art in the Barn

Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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ART IN THE BARN, Harmony Fields Organic Produce
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 am-2 pm
In this fiber dyeing workshop, we’ll focus on protein fibers (sheep’s wool from Harmony Fields, some exotics, or even your 4-legged companions) and explore methods for dyeing and blending fibers. Then the fun begins when we go thru pots, steam kettles and painting. You’ll make a mess and have a ball, and leave with some very usable, and colorful, yarns and wool roving or batts, a dye book and the knowledge to explore on your own. We will use the only commercial dye on the market today which contains NO heavy metals or toxins and is absolutely safe in all environments.
You may call the instructor, Liz Moncrief at 970-692-3949 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Liz’s website is www.aweaversway.com.

Second Sunday Jazz

Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Second Sunday Jazz    
Mar. 8, 2-3:30pm -- At the Library
Mark Lewis Trio - Cool Jazz
 
Mark Lewis will be on Saxophone and hopefully a little Flute, accompanied by Richard Person who is also multi-talented and plays Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn and Mellophone; and last, but not least, Ted Enderle will be playing the Electric Bass.

Mark Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano; author of more than 1,600 compositions; and has recorded and produced more than twenty albums on various labels. Rotterdam, Holland was Mark's home base for many years. He toured and played in most of the better clubs throughout Europe, and taught jazz theory and improvised music classes in several music conservatories. Mark lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria, BC as well. Mark's CD "In The Spirit," recorded at Music Annex in Menlo Park, CA, made the Top 40 on Billboard Magazine's Jazz Albums chart. Jazz musicians Mark has performed and recorded with include pianists Willem Kühne, Mark Levine, Overton Berry and Ted Gioia; drummers Candy Finch, Frans van Grinsven and Eddie Moore; bassists James Long, Hein van de Geyn, David Friesen, Larry Grenadier and Chuck Metcalf; saxophonists Johnny Griffin, Noah Howard and Art Foxall; trumpet player Randy Brecker; and vibraphonists Bobby Hutcherson and Lodewijk Bouwens. Mark often subbed for Stan Getz and John Handy during his time in San Francisco.

Creative Expression

Friday, March 13, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Every Week until March 27, 2015

CREATIVE EXPRESSION at the Anacortes Senior Center
Fridays March 13 - 27,  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
In this workshop, you will learn how to “dress” a weaving loom, and you’ll weave a simple, but elegant scarf. 
Table looms will be provided to you and you will be given a choice of warp yarns and colors, already on the loom and nearly ready to start weaving.
The workshop is limited to six participants. The cost for the three session workshop is $45. A materials fee of $6 will be paid to the instructor at the first class. 
There will be a deposit of $100 required for those who wish to take the looms home between classes. 
You may call the instructor, Liz Moncrief at 970-692-3949 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Liz’s website is www.aweaversway.com.

Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series

Friday, March 13, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2015
Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series 
Fridays, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7pm
Todd Anderson highlights jazz essentials, including influential artists and their contributions; elements of musical style; listening to non-jazz music in a jazz context; and more. Free, thanks to the generosity of the Manieri Jazz Endowment. At the Library. Free.

Acoustic Music at the Library

Sunday, March 15, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, Mar. 15, 2-2:30pm -- Ann Falk 
3rd Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:30-7pm -- Ben Starner
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, Mar. 15, 2-2:30pm -- Ann Falk 
3rd Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:30-7pm -- Ben Starner
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Creative Expression

Friday, March 20, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Every Week until March 27, 2015

CREATIVE EXPRESSION at the Anacortes Senior Center
Fridays March 13 - 27,  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
In this workshop, you will learn how to “dress” a weaving loom, and you’ll weave a simple, but elegant scarf. 
Table looms will be provided to you and you will be given a choice of warp yarns and colors, already on the loom and nearly ready to start weaving.
The workshop is limited to six participants. The cost for the three session workshop is $45. A materials fee of $6 will be paid to the instructor at the first class. 
There will be a deposit of $100 required for those who wish to take the looms home between classes. 
You may call the instructor, Liz Moncrief at 970-692-3949 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Liz’s website is www.aweaversway.com.

Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series

Friday, March 20, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2015
Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series 
Fridays, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7pm
Todd Anderson highlights jazz essentials, including influential artists and their contributions; elements of musical style; listening to non-jazz music in a jazz context; and more. Free, thanks to the generosity of the Manieri Jazz Endowment. At the Library. Free.

Creative Expression

Friday, March 27, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Every Week until March 27, 2015

CREATIVE EXPRESSION at the Anacortes Senior Center
Fridays March 13 - 27,  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
In this workshop, you will learn how to “dress” a weaving loom, and you’ll weave a simple, but elegant scarf. 
Table looms will be provided to you and you will be given a choice of warp yarns and colors, already on the loom and nearly ready to start weaving.
The workshop is limited to six participants. The cost for the three session workshop is $45. A materials fee of $6 will be paid to the instructor at the first class. 
There will be a deposit of $100 required for those who wish to take the looms home between classes. 
You may call the instructor, Liz Moncrief at 970-692-3949 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Liz’s website is www.aweaversway.com.

Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series

Friday, March 27, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until March 27, 2015
Listening Like a Jazz Musician Series 
Fridays, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7pm
Todd Anderson highlights jazz essentials, including influential artists and their contributions; elements of musical style; listening to non-jazz music in a jazz context; and more. Free, thanks to the generosity of the Manieri Jazz Endowment. At the Library. Free.

Gallery Walk

Friday, April 3, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Month until January 6, 2016

The monthly First Friday Gallery Walk is on the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 9 pm. Most Galleries in the downtown area will be open late, many featuring new works and demonostrations by local artists. 

Second Sunday Jazz

Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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2nd Sunday Jazz    
April 12, 2-3:30pm @ the Library
Jennifer Kienzle
Free live performance; 

Jennifer will be performing with her new collaborating trio (aka the 200 Trio): Cole Schuster on guitar, Greg Feingold on bass and Max Holmbergs on percussion (who you will remember from the Kareem Kandi performance in February). They have been recording an album that Max is really excited about. Magic is happening there!

Jennifer was crowned the 2014 Seattle/Kobe Sister City Jazz Queen. She is truly considered a Seattle up and comer – not to miss… so, don’t miss this opportunity to see her and the trio in person!

Acoustic Music in the Library

Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, April 19, 2-2:30pm 
3rd Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-7pm
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, April 19, 2-2:30pm 
3rd Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-7pm
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Gallery Walk

Friday, May 1, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Month until January 6, 2016

The monthly First Friday Gallery Walk is on the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 9 pm. Most Galleries in the downtown area will be open late, many featuring new works and demonostrations by local artists. 

Films at the Library

Friday, May 8, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 29, 2015
SPRING FILM SERIES    
Fridays, May 8-29, 7pm
Introduced with wit and insight by Movie Man Nick Alphin:
 
The Black Stallion 
Fri., May 8, 7pm @ the library
Based on a classic children’s novel, this family adventure features a young boy and a wild Arabian stallion shipwrecked on a deserted island. They befriend each other and are rescued, then secretly train for a race challenging two champion horses. It stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney and Terri Garr. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (G, 1979, 118 mins.)
 
Life Is Beautiful
Fri., May 15, 7pm @ the library
Set during WWII, this comedy-drama is based in part on the family history of director and star Roberto Benigni. It is the moving story of a Jewish Italian bookshop owner who employs his lively imagination to shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. Won 3 Oscars. (PG-13, 1997, 116 mins.)
 
Last Chance Harvey 
Fri., May 22, 7pm @ the library
Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in this mature, untraditional love story about second chances and new beginnings. On  meeting at Heathrow Airport, they instantly dislike each other but a budding relationship forms over the course of 3 scenic days in London. Filmed on location. (PG-13, 2008, 93 mins.)
 
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Fri., May 29, 7pm @ the library
This touching drama is based on the true story of a college professor who finds an abandoned Akita puppy and the remarkable bond that develops between them. A remake of the 1987 Japanese film, it stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roermer; directed by Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom. (G, 2009, 93 mins.)

Jazz at the Library

Sunday, May 10, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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2nd Sunday Jazz    
May 10, 2-3:30pm -- Carrie Wicks & Nick Allison
Free live performance takes place at the library in May, then moves to the Heart of Anacortes in June. 

Carrie Wicks will be performing with pianist, Nick Allison

Join vocalist Carrie Wicks and pianist Nick Allison for an afternoon of swinging jazz. Their material includes not-so-standard tunes mostly from the 1940s as well as jazz-imbued original compositions.

An Earshot Jazz “Vocalist of the Year” nominee in 2012, Ms. Wicks exhibits a rare combination of relaxed listenability and deep, intense musicality. Her two CDs on Origin Records—2010’s I’ll Get Around to It and 2012’s Barely There—received rave reviews and national airplay. She’s recording a third CD in the spring of this year.

Nick has been a part of the Northwest music scene for 40 years, and is known for his sensitive accompaniment, versatility, and understated passion. Deeply steeped in jazz, his dexterous playing also ranges into R&B, pop, and funk. He is a part-time resident of Guemes Island.

Carrie and Nick have been musical collaborators since early 2012. Based in Seattle, they’ve performed at the Sorrento Hotel’s Fireside Room, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, Match Coffee & Wine in Duvall, and other venues.

Folk Legacy Concert

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Folk Legacy Concert
Wed., May 13, 7pm @ the library
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Lynn takes you on a musical journey from the 16th century through the 1960’s Folk Revival. Inspired by generations of folk music from England, Ireland and Scotland to the Appalachian Mountains, Bethany's acoustic concert transcends time and distance, weaving ancient Europe with Americana.

Films at the Library

Friday, May 15, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 29, 2015
SPRING FILM SERIES    
Fridays, May 8-29, 7pm
Introduced with wit and insight by Movie Man Nick Alphin:
 
The Black Stallion 
Fri., May 8, 7pm @ the library
Based on a classic children’s novel, this family adventure features a young boy and a wild Arabian stallion shipwrecked on a deserted island. They befriend each other and are rescued, then secretly train for a race challenging two champion horses. It stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney and Terri Garr. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (G, 1979, 118 mins.)
 
Life Is Beautiful
Fri., May 15, 7pm @ the library
Set during WWII, this comedy-drama is based in part on the family history of director and star Roberto Benigni. It is the moving story of a Jewish Italian bookshop owner who employs his lively imagination to shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. Won 3 Oscars. (PG-13, 1997, 116 mins.)
 
Last Chance Harvey 
Fri., May 22, 7pm @ the library
Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in this mature, untraditional love story about second chances and new beginnings. On  meeting at Heathrow Airport, they instantly dislike each other but a budding relationship forms over the course of 3 scenic days in London. Filmed on location. (PG-13, 2008, 93 mins.)
 
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Fri., May 29, 7pm @ the library
This touching drama is based on the true story of a college professor who finds an abandoned Akita puppy and the remarkable bond that develops between them. A remake of the 1987 Japanese film, it stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roermer; directed by Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom. (G, 2009, 93 mins.)

Acoustic Music in the Library

Sunday, May 17, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, May 17, 2-2:30pm @ the library
3rd Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-7pm @ the library
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, May 17, 2-2:30pm @ the library
3rd Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-7pm @ the library
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Films at the Library

Friday, May 22, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 29, 2015
SPRING FILM SERIES    
Fridays, May 8-29, 7pm
Introduced with wit and insight by Movie Man Nick Alphin:
 
The Black Stallion 
Fri., May 8, 7pm @ the library
Based on a classic children’s novel, this family adventure features a young boy and a wild Arabian stallion shipwrecked on a deserted island. They befriend each other and are rescued, then secretly train for a race challenging two champion horses. It stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney and Terri Garr. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (G, 1979, 118 mins.)
 
Life Is Beautiful
Fri., May 15, 7pm @ the library
Set during WWII, this comedy-drama is based in part on the family history of director and star Roberto Benigni. It is the moving story of a Jewish Italian bookshop owner who employs his lively imagination to shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. Won 3 Oscars. (PG-13, 1997, 116 mins.)
 
Last Chance Harvey 
Fri., May 22, 7pm @ the library
Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in this mature, untraditional love story about second chances and new beginnings. On  meeting at Heathrow Airport, they instantly dislike each other but a budding relationship forms over the course of 3 scenic days in London. Filmed on location. (PG-13, 2008, 93 mins.)
 
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Fri., May 29, 7pm @ the library
This touching drama is based on the true story of a college professor who finds an abandoned Akita puppy and the remarkable bond that develops between them. A remake of the 1987 Japanese film, it stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roermer; directed by Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom. (G, 2009, 93 mins.)

Films at the Library

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Week until May 29, 2015
SPRING FILM SERIES    
Fridays, May 8-29, 7pm
Introduced with wit and insight by Movie Man Nick Alphin:
 
The Black Stallion 
Fri., May 8, 7pm @ the library
Based on a classic children’s novel, this family adventure features a young boy and a wild Arabian stallion shipwrecked on a deserted island. They befriend each other and are rescued, then secretly train for a race challenging two champion horses. It stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney and Terri Garr. Nominated for 2 Oscars. (G, 1979, 118 mins.)
 
Life Is Beautiful
Fri., May 15, 7pm @ the library
Set during WWII, this comedy-drama is based in part on the family history of director and star Roberto Benigni. It is the moving story of a Jewish Italian bookshop owner who employs his lively imagination to shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. Won 3 Oscars. (PG-13, 1997, 116 mins.)
 
Last Chance Harvey 
Fri., May 22, 7pm @ the library
Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in this mature, untraditional love story about second chances and new beginnings. On  meeting at Heathrow Airport, they instantly dislike each other but a budding relationship forms over the course of 3 scenic days in London. Filmed on location. (PG-13, 2008, 93 mins.)
 
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Fri., May 29, 7pm @ the library
This touching drama is based on the true story of a college professor who finds an abandoned Akita puppy and the remarkable bond that develops between them. A remake of the 1987 Japanese film, it stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roermer; directed by Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom. (G, 2009, 93 mins.)

Gallery Walk

Friday, June 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Month until January 6, 2016

The monthly First Friday Gallery Walk is on the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 9 pm. Most Galleries in the downtown area will be open late, many featuring new works and demonostrations by local artists. 

Acoustic Music in the Library

Sunday, June 21, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-7pm
3rd Sunday, June 21, 2-2:30pm 
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

HONK! Fest West

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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40 Performers Gather to bring HONK! Fest West

Unbelievable show at THE MADRONA GROVE (behind the Depot Arts Center 611 R. Ave) Tuesday June 23rd! National and international touring brass bands totaling 40 performers among bands from Perth, Australia, Arcata, CA, and Chicago, IL.

HONK! Fest West presents the following bands traveling together for a very special tour:

Junkadelic Brass Band (Perth, Western Australia)
Samb A More (Arcata, CA)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)

Oin and Back Again

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Oin and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale 
Wed., June 24, 7pm
While on a working holiday in New Zealand, Callie Wilhoit unexpectedly landed a role as a full-time scale double for Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy The Hobbit. Callie describes her experiences on a major motion picture set and shares stories about her adventures as "Little Oin."

Bellingham Music Series

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Week until July 29, 2015
Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Downtown Sounds
Dates: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Event Hours: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 1300 block of Bay Street in downtown Bellingham
Event Description: Downtown Sounds is a five-week series of free, all ages concerts in downtown Bellingham. This Levitt AMP Bellingham Music series is for the entire family, and features popular bands, a 21+ beverage garden, local eats, kid activities, and more. 
Event Contact: Lindsey Payne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 360-527-8710 Events Manager
Price: Free

Bellingham Music Series

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Week until July 29, 2015
Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Downtown Sounds
Dates: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Event Hours: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 1300 block of Bay Street in downtown Bellingham
Event Description: Downtown Sounds is a five-week series of free, all ages concerts in downtown Bellingham. This Levitt AMP Bellingham Music series is for the entire family, and features popular bands, a 21+ beverage garden, local eats, kid activities, and more. 
Event Contact: Lindsey Payne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 360-527-8710 Events Manager
Price: Free

2nd Sunday Jazz

Sunday, July 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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2nd Sunday Jazz    
July 12, 2-3:30pm -- Jazz Gents - Free Event

“The Jazz Gents” are thrilled to be playing their premiere public performance here at the Anacortes Library. The group has coalesced out of a bi-weekly series of jam sessions initiated in 2013 and hosted by Clive Collins at his Lynden residence. The afternoon gatherings are part rehearsal, part social club; the players take turns calling tunes both familiar and obscure, then challenge themselves to play the songs from memory while creating inventive solos and improvising 3-part melodic harmony. Musicians: Jerry Fenwick, flugelhorn; Jack Stafford, reeds/flute; Dave Keim, trombone; Tom Miller, guitar; Andy Carr, piano; Clive Collins, bass/trombone; Grant Wilson, drums. The members possess extensive individual musical resumés and are also connected to
many of the local North Sound jazz ensembles.

Free live performance takes place at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 Fourth St., an outdoor venue. Please dress for the weather. In case of rain, the performance relocates to the Anacortes Public Library.

Bellingham Music Series

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Week until July 29, 2015
Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Downtown Sounds
Dates: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Event Hours: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 1300 block of Bay Street in downtown Bellingham
Event Description: Downtown Sounds is a five-week series of free, all ages concerts in downtown Bellingham. This Levitt AMP Bellingham Music series is for the entire family, and features popular bands, a 21+ beverage garden, local eats, kid activities, and more. 
Event Contact: Lindsey Payne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 360-527-8710 Events Manager
Price: Free

Summer Music Festival

Friday, July 17, 2015
Every Day until July 18, 2015

(previously What The Heck? and Anacortes Unknown Music Series)!

This year, we have tons of great artists:

  • Paleo
  • Advance Base (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone)
  • The Shivas
  • Esme Patterson (of Shakey Graves notoriety)
  • King Friday
  • The Gift Machine
  • Like A Villain
  • Gordon Ashworth (formerly Concern)
  • Honey Bucket
  • Mope Grooves
  • Fletcher Tucker (formerly Bird By Snow)
  • Fountainsun (featuring Daniel Higgs of Lungfish)


Additionally, Karl Blau will have tons of locals present on the Friendship Trail which kicks things off on Friday.

Here's a rundown on times:
Friday, July 17th
Pass pick-up all day @ The Business
Friendship Trail leaves from The Business @ 5pm
Evening show at Anacortes Music Channel @ 7pm
Saturday, July 18th
Shipwreck Day!
Causland Park show @ 1pm
Evening show at Anacortes Music Channel @ 7pm

Studio Tour

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Every Day until July 19, 2015

July 18 and 19th are the dates of the 12th annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour. This year, Signature Artist Al Currier with Anne Schreivogl will join 28 Skagit County artists showing their work at studios across Skagit County. This self-guided driving tour takes you from the foothills to Fidalgo Island offering you a chance to go behind the scenes, meet the artists, explore studios, and learn more about their process.  Studios are open from 10 am – 6 pm. Brochures and a map to studios are available from local chambers of commerce and on the web at www.skagitart.com.

Summer Music Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Every Day until July 18, 2015

(previously What The Heck? and Anacortes Unknown Music Series)!

This year, we have tons of great artists:

  • Paleo
  • Advance Base (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone)
  • The Shivas
  • Esme Patterson (of Shakey Graves notoriety)
  • King Friday
  • The Gift Machine
  • Like A Villain
  • Gordon Ashworth (formerly Concern)
  • Honey Bucket
  • Mope Grooves
  • Fletcher Tucker (formerly Bird By Snow)
  • Fountainsun (featuring Daniel Higgs of Lungfish)


Additionally, Karl Blau will have tons of locals present on the Friendship Trail which kicks things off on Friday.

Here's a rundown on times:
Friday, July 17th
Pass pick-up all day @ The Business
Friendship Trail leaves from The Business @ 5pm
Evening show at Anacortes Music Channel @ 7pm
Saturday, July 18th
Shipwreck Day!
Causland Park show @ 1pm
Evening show at Anacortes Music Channel @ 7pm

Studio Tour

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Every Day until July 19, 2015

July 18 and 19th are the dates of the 12th annual Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour. This year, Signature Artist Al Currier with Anne Schreivogl will join 28 Skagit County artists showing their work at studios across Skagit County. This self-guided driving tour takes you from the foothills to Fidalgo Island offering you a chance to go behind the scenes, meet the artists, explore studios, and learn more about their process.  Studios are open from 10 am – 6 pm. Brochures and a map to studios are available from local chambers of commerce and on the web at www.skagitart.com.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, July 19, 2-2:30pm -- Ana Fakkema, Piano
3rd Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-7pm -- Ben Starner, Piano
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Acoustic Music in the Library

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Acoustic Music in the Library
3rd Sunday, July 19, 2-2:30pm -- Ana Fakkema, Piano
3rd Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-7pm -- Ben Starner, Piano
Enjoy soft background music performed on our baby grand piano or the performer’s acoustic instrument. Musicians interested in playing may inquire at the desk.

Bellingham Music Series

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Week until July 29, 2015
Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Downtown Sounds
Dates: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Event Hours: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 1300 block of Bay Street in downtown Bellingham
Event Description: Downtown Sounds is a five-week series of free, all ages concerts in downtown Bellingham. This Levitt AMP Bellingham Music series is for the entire family, and features popular bands, a 21+ beverage garden, local eats, kid activities, and more. 
Event Contact: Lindsey Payne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 360-527-8710 Events Manager
Price: Free

Captain Fathom RETURNS!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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We can't believe the day has finally arrived after 10+ years of hiatus! The original 4 members of Captain Fathom - Nick Myer, Jacob Navarro, Brian Tottenham and Karl Blau - will gather to give a performance of improvised music and simultaneously send out the message that the Fathom catalog is being released digitally via the friendly Bandcamp site. This will be set in motion the day of the performance, check back here and on Bandcamp on July 26th.Proceeds of the Fathom digital sales will go to the Tottenham family - Bill and Marty - for their 10+ years of letting Captain Fathom rehearse in their basement. This hopefully turns into a bottle of wine a month says the Captain Fathom group.
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